Freezing preserves raw or prepared foods to allow them to be stored for an extended period. Placing food in a frozen state slows decomposition by converting residual moisture to ice, inhibiting the growth of most bacterial species, and locking in important sensory attributes like taste, color and essential nutrients.
Though resulting in a sturdy final product, the process of creating concrete is actually quite delicate. The strength and durability of concrete’s ultimate state depends largely upon accurate temperature control during the mixing and pouring stages. From beginning to end, temperature control acts as a crucial structural element.
As the cost of refrigerant has increased during the past several years, detecting and preventing leaks, and reducing refrigerant emissions, have become high priorities for large chilling plants, food processing plants and cold-storage facilities, among others. In order to do this, refrigerant management through effective leak detection and refrigerant tracking is essential.
From manufacturing personal items like toys and toothbrushes to industrial parts like plastics utilized in automobiles, injection molding is one of the most relevant manufacturing techniques in use today.
When sizing, selecting and installing hermetic pumps in refrigeration units, there are many considerations. This article will explore the types of pump as well as provide a guide for troubleshooting common problems.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), to celebrate the world’s first Refrigeration Day, published an Informatory Note on “The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy.” In it, the IIR estimates that the total number of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems in operation worldwide is roughly 5 billion, with global annual sales of such equipment amounting to approximately $500 billion.
Bacharach was recognized for excellence in product design in the 16th annual Dealer Design Awards Program, sponsored by Process Cooling’s sister brand, The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News. Bacharach’s Parasense refrigerant management software was the Gold winner in the Contractor Services & Software category.
Supporting needs from 38 to 130 tons, 3FR modular air-cooled chillers are designed for plastics processors in North America. The modular units offer an industry-leading Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) for users in need of a smarter option for processes including injection and blow molding and cast sheet/film extrusion applications.
A corrosion and scale control chemistry for cooling water, in a study at a large gas plant, reduced phosphorous content in the cooling tower discharge by more than 80 percent while achieving the targeted mild steel corrosion rates. As a result, the plant will meet pending phosphorous discharge regulations and avoid capital costs of approximately $5 million for a phosphorus removal system.
Cryogenic Industries Service Companies (NCS), a functional unit of Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group, moved to 1851 Kaiser Ave. in Irvine, Calif. The facility will serve as the headquarters for the recently formed Cryogenic Services unit, which manages all 16 global facilities and over 60 field service technicians.
Conair added centralized, full-featured machine controls and programmable performance indicators to its latest update of SmartServices, an Industry 4.0 solution for auxiliary equipment monitoring, management and analysis.
Americold broke ground on a 306,000 ft2 cold storage facility in Effingham County, Ga., that will create up to 79 full and part-time jobs, according to a report. The project, which is expected to cost approximately $60 million, will be finished in March 2020.
A M King, a fully integrated design-build firm, has been recognized with an award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for its work on Aldi Inc.’s regional headquarters and distribution center in Dinwiddie County, Va.
DWS, a German asset manager, acquired a 50 percent interest in a refrigerated distribution center in Queensland, Australia. The purpose-built facility consists of a single-story cold storage distribution center, cross docked facility and offices over two levels.
Ohio Cat, the authorized and exclusive Caterpillar dealer in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana, broke ground on a 65,250 ft2 facility that will include a 5,940 ft2 cold storage structure in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Maker of nonmetallic sealless pumps has added a 316 stainless steel metallic sealless pump line. The Iwaki Sanwa line will include two series of pumps. Series MP offers flows to 340 gal/min while the smaller Series MMP will be a fractional-horsepower offering with flows to 24 gal/min.
Iceman OA Series is designed for exterior installation, freeing up indoor floor space. The outdoor air-cooled chillers have a scroll compressor to provide efficiency, enhanced reliability and quieter operation.
Model M2L minimizes downtime in case of a failed power cell. The modular design of the inverter allows the operator to follow a few steps to replace a failed power cell with a spare power cell and have it back up and running quickly.
For applications requiring high water-cooling performance in small spaces, the mRC-Kit-900-Twin provides two independent water-cooling systems that can provide a combined maximum cooling capacity of 900 W in a 19” rack-mount insert.